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VidproK-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit
 
4.3

(based on 115 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (78)
  • Lightweight (76)
  • Improves performance (38)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (35)
  • Well built / quality (23)

Cons

  • Flimsy design (7)
  • Flimsy (6)

Best Uses

  • Shooting indoors (48)
  • Home movies (33)
  • Shooting outdoors (31)
  • Travel (20)
  • Outdoor events / games (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (30), Film professional (26), Aspiring film maker (19), Business owner (15), Experienced (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (90), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit

For the promotional price of [$] this was a great deal. I should have bought two at that price.I use this light for events and corporate work with a variety of camcorders. It...Read complete review

For the promotional price of [$] this was a great deal. I should have bought two at that price.I use this light for events and corporate work with a variety of camcorders. It can be very bright and has a broad even range.The included kit contains a filter set and charger which I can use with my other Sony Ion Lithium batteries!I recommended buying the optional extender bar as the light can get in the way of the lcd panel on some camcorders.While it is not as durable as my Anton Bauer or Frezzi lights, it is a fraction of the cost and gives me a great option for smaller 7 volt camcorders.Bob Ciavatta SharpShooters Video Productions.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bright...but green

Light has decent enough power to be a key light from about 5-6 feet f2.8 iso 800....maybe could work at 3-4 ft iso 500

this is a cheap...Read complete review

Light has decent enough power to be a key light from about 5-6 feet f2.8 iso 800....maybe could work at 3-4 ft iso 500

this is a cheap spectrum LED and needs 3/4 minus green....just finished testing it for about an hour.

1/4 minus is not enough....full minus green is a little too much

I am using 2 stacked sheets of 1/4 minus since i only have 1/4 and full....and it is still slightly on the green side....a tint of about -4

Full minus green leaves you with a tint of about +7...this is visibly purple
my kinos come in at about +4 tint...but don't appear as purple to the eye as the numbers would suggest

with no minus green you are looking at over -20 tint correction...pretty well unusable

with the tungsten filter it comes in at about 4200k and only needs about 1/2 minus green as the amber of the filter helps a bit.

For the price this is not a bad light....I am using it for an undercover doc in some dangerous places so i cant bring any Pro looking camera gear to keep a low profile...and it works great for that.

If you want a real good quality light...with nice spectrum LED color...look elsewhere.

The litepanels micro for example gets away with 1/4 minus green...but is 1/2 to 1/3 the intensity of this one and would need at least 1000 iso at 3ft to be enough for a key

Remember even though you can correct the green...a lot of cheap LED will be lacking a lot of the visible spectrum(LOW CRI)...which can lead to odd looking skin tones ect (oranges can look really bad)

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4.0

Saving my back

By OdellPhotos

from Sarasota, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

I was using my old studio mono strobes (the modeling light) to light my testimonial shots. The K-120 is taking the place of a lot of heavy gear. I'm setting them up on a light stand with a diffusing umbrella. They would also make a great emergency light. They're pretty bright!

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5.0

I would advise anyone who takes DSLR video to get this light

By Covrev

from Mathews, Virginia

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

Out of the box, this light worked exactly as advertised. There is a wonderful case for the light, the diffusers actually enhance the light quality and the battery life is excellent. It is easy to mount on the camera or to used it on a tripod or monopole. It is the most versatile light I have ever owned.

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4.0

Cheap But Effective

By Bone Daddy

from Denver, Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

I've used this little LED light twice to light small projects now, once hand-held to the side and one for a longer period mounted on the camera. In both instances, it did a nice job of filling missing illumination and providing a very acceptable "daylight." The fader is basically 2-step, for all intents and purposes, as it doesn't have much gradiation between full-on and almost-off. And the "white" diffuser plate is more transparent than diffuse, although it doesn't seem to hurt the light quality any. The battery holds up well, although it's kind of a pain to have to change out the battery plate to use the A/C plug, as opposed to just having the adapter port right in the light unit. But overall, it's a good investment for small settings, and the hard case is a plus, especially considering you'll need it to carry all the "accessories" the light requires.

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4.0

Good light for the price

By Metrious

from Puyallup, WA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Setup
  • Efficient

Cons

  • Weak

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

I bought this to enhance my product photography. It isn't as bright as I anticipated. But it is a good light. The diffuser is too clear and doesn't seem to diffuse the light at all.

The best thing about this light is the battery is very good. It holds a charge for a long time. I haven't had it long enough to tell you for how long.

It comes with an AC adapter, but the cord is very short. So the best usage is using the battery.

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5.0

Perfect for Weddings

By EGibs

from Jupiter, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Setup
  • Efficient

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

      I mount this to my DSLRS at wedding receptions.

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      3.0

      Decent Light For A Decent Price

      By JustEricson

      from Encino, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Easy Setup

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Outdoor photography

      Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

      The carrying case and accessories are a nice touch but the light itself feels cheap and flimsy. The dimmer doesn't have a very wide range (in fact it's rather limited) and the indoor filter didn't provide much of a change in temperature.

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      5.0

      worth buying

      By Pravin

      from NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bright
      • Easy Setup
      • Efficient
      • Long Beam Throw
      • Runs Cooler

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

        I am using it in low light condition for taking DSLR video. Very happy with it.

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        5.0

        Vid pro K-120

        By Pravin

        from Raleigh NC

        Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

        Very happy with it. I use this light in low light condition on my Sony A7 for video .

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        4.0

        I got what I paid for

        By Mark

        from Voorhees NJ

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Setup
        • Efficient

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording

          Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

          I just received the light and used it once but it was what I wanted for home use.

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          4.0

          Money well spent

          By lc

          from Tallahassee FL

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright
          • Easy Setup
          • Efficient
          • Long Beam Throw
          • Runs Cooler

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

            We use these in ENG in the field. They have held up well over the last eight months.

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            4.0

            Great for quick use outdoor - studio NO

            By GeekInVegas

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Setup
            • Efficient
            • Runs Cooler

            Cons

            • Weak

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events

            Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

            Light was to mount - VERY complete package and nice it comes in its own case. I bought three for outdoor use with a GoPro and a custom monopod mount I build to have the go pro onto with hd monitor and battery attached and lights on the sides

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            4.0

            Nice light, but not a full 0-100% dim range

            By Christine

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright
            • Easy Setup

            Cons

            • Not Great Dimmer

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

            Its a nice light and works for my purposes (light for my video blogs) but the dimmer isn't really 0-100%. Its more like 100% - 50% - 0%.

            The light itself is quite flimsy, but if you're careful it should work just fine.

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            4.0

            good fill light

            By Pro Photographer

            from New Jersey

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Setup
            • Efficient

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

              used it at an event and it helped with the video alittle. Worked well at close range. Also used it to photograph details and it worked great.

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              5.0

              Perfect for small on the go projects

              By Marichuy

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                I actually got my hands on this a year ago from a friend who let me borrow hers and I ended up borrowing it about 8 times before I realized it was something I needed and i'm so happy with this purchase. It's perfect for my tripod and top part of my camera and the light is pretty strong for how small it is! the dimming on it makes it even more perfect!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Nice light, Nice price

                By ibmradio.

                from Clyde, Ohio

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films

                Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                It isn't a high end product, but seems to work well. Plastic finish and a cheaper feel doesn't seem to get in the way of it's performance.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit by V

                By charles

                from Tuscaloosa Alabama

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Home Movies
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                  Works great for projects I do

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Easy to use

                  By Beth

                  from NY

                  Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                  Light weight versitle

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By Studio A

                  from Puerto Rico

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects

                    Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                    I use this product for use in photography at weddings mostly in the dances that are dimly lit with a 50mm lens 1.4fy works fine for me. I can control very well the intencidad of light and the battery has excellent performance.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Good light, great price

                    By BT

                    from Altoona, PA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects

                      Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                      A great value. Not the best, but at about $[$]it does a very nice job. Durability seems OK, but far from bulletproof. The hard case ought to help it last a bit longer.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Value!

                      By Bushman

                      from Orlando, FL

                      About Me Business Owner, Independant Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight
                      • Value

                      Cons

                      • Dimmer Too Sensitive

                      Best Uses

                      • Consumer Or Low Budget Pr
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films
                      • Lightweight Mobile Use

                      Comments about Vidpro K-120 On-Camera LED Video Light Kit:

                      This is a great light. Compared to any others in the price range you get the most for your money. The light is bright, light, and versatile.

                      The dimmer works well, but is very sensitive. It reaches full power before 1/2 of the motion of the knob. The battery is great, and the power adapter allows A/C power while the battery charges.

                      It's nice that it includes the filter and diffuser. The mount includes the 1/4" tripod threads, and it comes with an adapter to fit Sony proprietary shoes.

                      For those who don't speak lux, this light gives approximately 1,000 lumens.

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                      • No

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